senate Bill S6151

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the punishment for the abandonment of animals, becomes a class E felony

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Agriculture Committee

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Jan 06, 2012 referred to agriculture

S6151 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง355, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S1484
2015-2016: S410
2017-2018: S1137

S6151 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the punishment for the abandonment of animals to a class E felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison and/or up to $5,000 fine.

S6151 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6151 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2012

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to increas-
  ing the punishment for the abandonment of animals


  Section  1. Section 355 of the agriculture and markets law, as amended
by chapter 458 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  S 355. Abandonment of animals. A person being the owner or  possessor,
or  having  charge or custody of an animal, who abandons such animal, or
leaves it to die in a street, road or public place, or who  allows  such
animal, if it [become] BECOMES disabled, to lie in a public street, road
or  public  place  more than three hours after he OR SHE receives notice
that it is left disabled, is guilty of a [misdemeanor] CLASS  E  FELONY,
punishable  by  imprisonment for not more than [one year] FOUR YEARS, or
by a fine of not more than [one] FIVE thousand dollars, or by both.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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